Meintjes wins finale stage 4 and overall title at Coppi e Bartali

Cunego second and Rebellin third on the finish line in Roccapelago

Louis Meintjes (MTN-Qhubeka) won the finale stage 4 and the overall title at the 2015 Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali on Sunday. The young rider won the final stage ahead of Damiano Cunego (Nippo-Vini Fantini) and Davide Rebellin (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) in Roccapelago.

The victory bumped him up into the overall win ahead of the previous day's race leader and stage 2 winner Ben Swift (Team Sky). 

"This win really means a lot to me," Meintjes said. "It's my first win in Europe and I have to thank the whole team who supported me at this race. They were always there and it makes me really proud. I hope this win also motivates people to help us and Qhubeka putting more kids on bikes in Africa."

An initial move that included Primoz Roglic (Adria Mobil) and Sam Spokes (Drapac) formed and the pair gained 3:30 minutes on the field. It was the Bardiani-CSF team that put on the race from the peloton behind. With 40km to go, the break was almost reeled back in, and there were only 15 riders left in the front group.

Meintjes attacked on the final climb of the day and caught the pair of breakaway riders, one at a time. He was alone at the front of the race with 20km the finish line and was able to hold a steady gap of over a minute to take the stage win and the overall victory. 

"The team did really well today," said team director Alex Sans Vega. "We were going for the stage win, but to also take the overall is brilliant. Our plan was to attack with 40 kilometers to go. And Louis was just phenomenal. He attacked on the steepest climb of the day and then just rode off. It was just a perfect day for us."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka3:54:24 
2Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:01:12 
3Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
4Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
5Matija Kvasina (Cro) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels0:01:15 
6Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky0:01:17 
7Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
8Freddy Montana (Col) Movistar Team0:01:23 
9Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:22 
10Francesco Reda (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD0:02:30 
11Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:02:31 
12Antonio Santoro (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega0:02:33 
13Yonattah Monsalve (Ven) Southeast Pro Cycling  
14Simone Stortoni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:37 
15Primoz Roglic (Slo) Adria Mobil0:02:46 
16Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Italian National Team0:03:20 
17Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:03:26 
18Simone Petilli (Ita) Unieuro Wilier0:03:30 
19Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia  
20Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:04:44 
21Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:05:19 
22Diego Ochoa (Col) Movistar Team  
23Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
24Antonino Parrinello (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia  
25Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:05:29 
26Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Roth - Skoda0:05:38 
27Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:54 
28Domen Novak (Slo) Adria Mobil0:06:26 
29Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - Qhubeka0:07:17 
30Valerio Conti (Ita) Italian National Team0:07:59 
31Ildar Arslanov (Rus) RusVelo0:08:00 
32Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
33Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:08:07 
34Cristian Talero (Col) Movistar Team0:08:13 
35Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:08:44 
36Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil0:09:31 
37Gianni Moscon (Ita) Italian National Team0:12:41 
38Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Italian National Team  
39Soren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water0:13:40 
40Simone Ponzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:14:21 
41Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
42José Hernández (Col) GM Cycling Team  
43Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
44Jure Golcer (Slo) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
45Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
46Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
47Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka  
48Matteo Spreafico (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD  
49Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
50Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
51Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo  
52Andrea Vaccher (Ita) Roth - Skoda  
53Patrick Clausen (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water0:14:54 
54Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:15:27 
55Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
56Nico Brüngger (Swi) Roth - Skoda  
57Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia  
58Adriano Brogi (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia  
59Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
60Marco Zamparella (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP  
61Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
62Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
63Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:15:57 
64Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia0:17:29 
65Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia0:17:50 
66Enea Cambianica (Swi) Meridiana Kamen Team0:18:40 
67Brayan Stiven Ramirez Chacon (Col) Colombia0:19:24 
68Peter Koning (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling0:20:12 
69Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:21:33 
70Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water0:22:41 
71Aleksandr Komin (Rus) RusVelo  
72Omar Alber Mendoza Cardona (Col) Movistar Team0:22:43 
73Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:24:12 
74Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
75Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
76Thomas Nybo Riis (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water  
77Davide Ballerini (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
78Roland Thalmann (Swi) Roth - Skoda  
79Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
80Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
81Timothy Roe (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
82Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
83Stephan Rabitsch (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
84Brenton Jones (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling  
85Antonio Di Sante (Ita) GM Cycling Team0:28:29 
86Daniele Colli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
87Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
88Rostyslav Zhukovskyi (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP  
89Filippo Fortin (Ita) GM Cycling Team  
90Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) RusVelo  
91Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Drapac Professional Cycling  
92Uros Repse (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team  
93Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli  
94Josip Rumac (Cro) Adria Mobil  
95Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
96Davide Martinelli (Ita) Italian National Team  
97Riccardo Donato (Ita) Italian National Team  
98Marco Tecchio (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
99Marco Tizza (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD  
100Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
101Michele Gazzarra (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
102Seid Lizde (Ita) Italian National Team  
103Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
104Silvan Dietrich (Swi) Roth - Skoda  
105Giorgio Bocchiola (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia  
106Daniele Cavasin (Ita) GM Cycling Team  
107Antonio Nibali (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
108Eugenio Bani (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP  
109Bruno Maltar (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team  
110Manabu Ishibashi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
111Nicola Gaffurini (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
112Matthias Krizek (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
113Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
114Sebastian Lander (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water  
115Gian Marco Di Francesco (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
116Daniel Foder (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water  
117Frantisek Sisr (Cze) Team Dukla Praha  
118Raffaele Radice (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
DNFPhilip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
DNFNathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
DNFCarlos Galviz (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFNicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFAndrea Piechele (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFPaolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFLiam Bertazzo (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling  
DNFSebastián Molano (Col) Colombia  
DNFCarlos Mario Ramirez Botero (Col) Colombia  
DNFMamyr Stash (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFRoman Kustadinchev (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFAdrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFJef Van Meirhaeghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFOtto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFMichael Olsson (Swe) Team Trefor - Blue Water  
DNFAlex Rasmussen (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water  
DNFAlessio Bottura (Ita) Roth - Skoda  
DNFGiacomo Tomio (Ita) Roth - Skoda  
DNFKlemen Stimulak (Slo) Adria Mobil  
DNFJon Bozic (Slo) Adria Mobil  
DNFMaurizio Damiano (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD  
DNFMatteo Malucelli (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD  
DNFAlessandro Pettiti (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD  
DNFLuca Muffolini (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
DNFPaolo Lunardon (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP  
DNFFabio Chinello (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
DNFRino Gasparrini (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
DNFMarco D'urbano (Ita) GM Cycling Team  
DNFWilson Fernand Cepeda Cuervo (Col) Movistar Team  
DNFDaniel Biedermann (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
DNFFrancesco Chicchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFMiguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia  
DNFVojtech Hacecky (Cze) Team Dukla Praha  
Final general classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka14:31:42 
2Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:00:02 
3Matija Kvasina (Cro) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels0:00:46 
4Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:01 
5Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:02:31 
6Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:02:38 
7Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:39 
8Simone Stortoni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:03:12 
9Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Italian National Team0:03:33 
10Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia0:03:35 
11Francesco Reda (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD0:04:09 
12Yonattah Monsalve (Ven) Southeast Pro Cycling0:04:11 
13Antonio Santoro (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega0:04:26 
14Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:05:14 
15Simone Petilli (Ita) Unieuro Wilier0:05:33 
16Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:06:46 
17Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky0:07:23 
18Stephen Cummings (GBr) MTN - Qhubeka0:08:34 
19Domen Novak (Slo) Adria Mobil0:09:02 
20Primoz Roglic (Slo) Adria Mobil0:10:07 
21Grega Bole (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:12:16 
22Freddy Montana (Col) Movistar Team0:13:47 
23Soren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water0:14:00 
24Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:14:30 
25Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Roth - Skoda0:15:33 
26Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:15:56 
27Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:16:22 
28Simone Ponzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:17:23 
29Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:17:25 
30Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia0:18:49 
31Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Colombia0:18:55 
32Gianni Moscon (Ita) Italian National Team0:20:12 
33Antonino Parrinello (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia  
34Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels0:20:13 
35Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:20:33 
36Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
37Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:21:00 
38Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:21:44 
39Ildar Arslanov (Rus) RusVelo0:21:47 
40Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:21:56 
41Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:22:48 
42Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:23:02 
43Jure Golcer (Slo) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels0:23:35 
44Asbjorn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water0:24:08 
45Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil0:24:15 
46Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Italian National Team0:24:41 
47Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:26:37 
48Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:29:16 
49Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling0:29:18 
50Diego Ochoa (Col) Movistar Team0:30:56 
51Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:31:30 
52Cristian Talero (Col) Movistar Team0:32:27 
53Adriano Brogi (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia0:32:44 
54Marco Zamparella (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP0:33:12 
55Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:34:09 
56Nico Brüngger (Swi) Roth - Skoda0:34:29 
57Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels0:34:52 
58Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:34:59 
59Andrea Vaccher (Ita) Roth - Skoda0:35:08 
60Brayan Stiven Ramirez Chacon (Col) Colombia0:36:17 
61Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:37:31 
62Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:37:38 
63Roland Thalmann (Swi) Roth - Skoda0:38:24 
64Patrick Clausen (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water0:39:13 
65Matteo Spreafico (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD0:39:22 
66Stephan Rabitsch (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels0:40:11 
67Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:41:22 
68Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Unieuro Wilier0:41:27 
69Matthias Krizek (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels0:41:32 
70Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:42:04 
71Davide Ballerini (Ita) Unieuro Wilier0:42:56 
72Riccardo Donato (Ita) Italian National Team0:43:05 
73Valerio Conti (Ita) Italian National Team0:43:48 
74Davide Martinelli (Ita) Italian National Team0:44:35 
75Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:45:35 
76Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo0:45:44 
77Marco Tizza (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD0:46:25 
78Michele Gazzarra (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega0:46:29 
79Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:46:56 
80Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
81Sebastian Lander (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water0:46:57 
82Antonio Nibali (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:47:44 
83Timothy Roe (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:47:53 
84Nicola Gaffurini (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega0:48:32 
85Frantisek Sisr (Cze) Team Dukla Praha0:49:32 
86Daniele Colli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:50:17 
87Brenton Jones (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:50:32 
88Filippo Fortin (Ita) GM Cycling Team0:50:35 
89Marco Tecchio (Ita) Unieuro Wilier0:51:02 
90Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka0:51:07 
91Dylan Girdlestone (RSA) Drapac Professional Cycling0:51:31 
92Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia0:52:06 
93José Hernández (Col) GM Cycling Team0:52:14 
94Enea Cambianica (Swi) Meridiana Kamen Team0:53:38 
95Peter Koning (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling0:56:46 
96Josip Rumac (Cro) Adria Mobil0:57:20 
97Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Unieuro Wilier0:57:27 
98Omar Alber Mendoza Cardona (Col) Movistar Team0:57:30 
99Bruno Maltar (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:58:07 
100Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) RusVelo1:00:11 
101Aleksandr Komin (Rus) RusVelo1:00:15 
102Silvan Dietrich (Swi) Roth - Skoda1:00:55 
103Giorgio Bocchiola (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia1:05:06 
104Thomas Nybo Riis (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water1:05:41 
105Manabu Ishibashi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini1:06:01 
106Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka1:06:06 
107Raffaele Radice (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega1:06:46 
108Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli1:08:02 
109Daniel Foder (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water1:08:46 
110Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice1:09:21 
111Daniele Cavasin (Ita) GM Cycling Team1:09:48 
112Antonio Di Sante (Ita) GM Cycling Team1:10:08 
113Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF1:12:23 
114Gian Marco Di Francesco (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega1:12:45 
115Seid Lizde (Ita) Italian National Team1:12:59 
116Uros Repse (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team1:15:10 
117Eugenio Bani (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP1:15:29 
118Rostyslav Zhukovskyi (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP1:16:09 

 

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